TWIN-T CROMO FRAME-KIT DUCK EGG BLUE

$895.00

Truth be told our newest Cromo frame has a very familiar feel and style to it.

Yes, it looks like some Old School BMX frames and the downtube design is inspired by both those BMX models as well as motorcycle frames that date back more than 3 decades.

However, when you delve deeper into the details, you will realize that whilst inspired by the past, if you look at the market today, there is really nothing like it currently available!

What do we mean? Well, for starters this is a full-blown 29er off-road bike that was designed with modern MTB frame geometry and bike standards.

This combination of geometry and frame standards offer a unique versatility and durability that delivers the freedom to be very creative with how you spec and build yours.

Whether it is a bike-packing rig for multi-day adventures or a gravel build for touring, we know this bike is ready and up for it!

So check out the full breakdown of features to get your dream bike build ideas flowing.

Frame-Kit Includes:

  • TWIN-T Cromo Frame – S, M, L Sizes Available ( see Geometry and Sizing Tab )
  • Alloy Headset for Taper Headtube
  • Custom Alloy Rear Thru-Axle
  • CNC Seatclamp – 34.9mm

Available July / August 2021 ( yes, Covid really making leadtimes a bit crazy in the bike industry ) in a Limited Quantity per Size and Color.

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Option Colour : Quantum Grey

No ordinary Gravel Build for no ordinary frame design.

Leaning heavily towards Gravel Monster Cross this build offers a mix of MTB  and Gravel components to ensure dirt-worthy adventures.

From the Custom Boost 29er Wheelset to the Supa-Wide Drop handlebars we wanted to ensure both comfort and control for heading into the hills and charging the singletrack.

Designed around a 490 to 510mm axle-to-crown fork, the bike can handle either a rigid fork or a modern suspension fork ( yes, that would make things even more interesting … )

We kept the build more DIRT by opting for the sublime Fox Transfer Dropper ( complete with that Kashima Factory coating ) and a 180mm front rotor.

Strap on some bags and lights and this would make one very fun and comfortable bikepacking rig!

FRAME BUTTED CROMO CUSTOM TUBING, TAPERED HEADTUBE, AVAILABLE IN 3 SIZES, BOOST 148 REAR SPACING
DRIVETRAIN DESIGNED FOR 1X DRIVETRAIN, 30 TO 36T RECOMMENDED, 52MM CHAINLINE
FORK DESIGNED AROUND 510MM AXLE-TO-CROWN FORK / 120MM SUSPENSION TRAVEL RECOMMENDED
SEATCLAMP 34.9mm
SEATPOST 31.6mm
BOTTOM BRACKET 73mm THREADED
TYRE SPEC 74mm CLEARANCE, 29 X 2.35 MAX ( 27mm INTERNAL RIM ) RECOMMENDED, ALSO 27.5 x 2.6 COMPATIBLE
ATTACHMENTS 2X BOTTLES IN MAIN FRAME, DROPPER POST READY WITH INTERNAL CABLE IN SEATTUBE
FRAME SPACING 148 X 12mm / PITCH 1.75mm
FORK SPACING NIL
BRAKE SPEC POST MOUNT, 160mm ROTOR
HEADSET SPEC INTEGRATED, 42mm UPPER, 52mm LOWER
ACCESSORIES INCLUDES HEADSET, REAR AXLE, SEATCLAMP
WEIGHT 3.26KG ( RAW, BEFORE PAINT ) - SIZE 43cm ( MEDIUM )

*We reserve the right to make changes to the product information contained on this website at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colors, and materials.

GEOMETRY & SIZING

GRAVEL BUILD EXAMPLE

FRAME TWIN-T, 4130 CROMOLY TUBING, BOOST 148 REAR, ADJUSTABLE SLIDING DROPOUT, AVAILABLE IN 3 SIZES
FORK FARR CROMO RIGID, BOOST 110, 490MM AXLE-TO-CROWN
HEADSET CANE CREEK SLAMSET PREMIUM, IS42 28.6, IS52 40, BLACK
STEM FARR HEADSPACE, 70mm EXTENSION, 31.8mm BAR DIAMETER
HANDLEBAR FARR SUPA-WIDE DROP HANDLEBAR, 31.8MM BAR DIAMETER, 700MM WIDTH ( AT ENDS )
GRIPS FARR 2-TONE BAR TAPE
ROTOR SHIMANO SM-RT76, 180MM FRONT, 160MM REAR, 6-BOLT
BRAKE CALIPER SRAM APEX HRD, FOR HYDAULIC
BRAKE LEVER SRAM APEX HRD, FOR HYDRAULIC DISC
TYRES SPECIALIZED FAST TRAK, 29 X 2.3, GRIPTON COMPOUND, BROWN SIDEWALL
TUBE NIL, CONVERTED TO TUBELESS WITH STAN’S SEALANT AND TAPE
RIMS DT SWISS XM481, 32 HOLE, BLACK
SPOKES SAPIM RACE SILVER, J-BEND, 32H
FRONT HUB WHITE INDUSTRIES XMR+, 32H, BOOST 110, BLACK
REAR HUB WHITE INDUSTRIES XMR+, 32H, BOOST 148, BLACK
CHAINWHEEL SET RACEFACE RIDE, DIRECT MOUNT WITH CINCH 32T RED CHAINRING
CHAIN KMC X11
BOTTOM BRACKET RACEFACE BSA 68/73 THREADED
PEDALS RYFE SASQUATCH PLATFORM
SADDLE FARR S-RZ, CRN-TI ALLOY RAIL
SEATPOST FOX TRANSFER FACTORY KASHIMA, 125MM DROP, 31.6MM, WOLFTOOTH TRIGGER REMOTE
SEAT BINDER FARR CUSTOM CNC MACHINED ( SUPPLIED WITH FRAME )
SHIFTERS SRAM APEX HRD FOR REAR 11-SPEED
FRONT DERAILLEUR NIL
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM APEX, LONG CAGE
CASSETTE SRAM PG1130, 11-42T

*We reserve the right to make changes to the product information contained on this website at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colors, and materials.

FAQ

Q : Is this frame for GRAVEL or MTB use?
A :  The simple answer is BOTH. With the way GRAVEL builds and component choice is evolving, the lines are getting very blurry to say the least. With our slightly longer ( than MTB’s from just 2 or 3 years ago ) and slightly slacker frame design, the frame could easily be built as a dropbar or riser/flat MTB build. Add in the massive tyre clearance in the frame and the flexibility is there.

Q : What frame tubing is used on this frame?
A : We use 4130 Cromoly tubing throughout the frame. The tubing has been carefully selected to ensure the “lively” and unique “feel” of steel is evident during the ride. From the small 22.2mm twin-tubes that run from the headtube to the BB, to the butted 34.9mm ( 1.65mm to 0.9mm ) seattube, every tube has been carefully selected for a special blend of ride quality.

Q : Why is the frame so damn heavy?
A : Cromoly. That special and unique frame material that offers incredible durablity and a “lively” feel on the trail is unfortunately not light! Given the preferred and intended use of this frame ( bikepacking / adventure / touring / fun ) we figured having a durable and reliable frame that weighs roughly 800g more than a “conventional steel hardtail “ is well worth the extra grams. Add your favorite adventure gear and bags and the +800g or so is really marginal. It’s like carrying an extra 750ml bottle on your bike … We also think the look and style of the frame is worth that extra few grams!

Q : What is the tyre clearance on this frame?
A : We designed it around a 29 x 2.4 width spec ( using an internal rim width up to 30mm ) and this means it could also work with 27.5 x 2.6 rubber.

Q : Can I run this frame as a 2x Spec?
A : Nope, there is no cable routing for that. This is a 1x specific frame.

Q : If I built it up as a MTB build, what fork travel can I run?
A : The frame’s geometry was optimized for an axle-to-crown measurement of 510mm. This means a 100 to 120mm travel fork would be ideal to ensure the bike still handles and rides like it was intended. You could possibly run a 130mm fork but that would be the edge of the spectrum – don’t go longer.

Q : What if I wanted to run a Rigid Fork?
A : A great option and we designed this frame to work with 29er Rigid Forks. Our Cromo Rigid 29er Fork would be the ideal match for this frame. As the frame uses Boost 148 rear spacing, it would make sense to ensure the Rigid Fork is also Boost – that being 110 spacing.

Q : Can I run a Dropper Seatpost?
A : Yes, the seattube has an internal cable port at the rear of the tube, near the BB. The inner diameter is 31.6mm. We would recommend a 100 to 125mm drop version.

Q : Why only 3 frame sizes?
A : As this is our first year offering this style of frame and recognizing it is a fairly unique choice of both material and geometry, we had to be conservative to reach certain minimum order quantities with our frame supplier. The LARGE size with a longer dropper could work as an XL for some. If this frame is successful, we would look at adding more sizes either side of the spectrum.

Q : What is the warranty on this frame?
A : 5 years for defects in materials and construction. As a 4130 Cromoly frame, these are going to be a lot more durable and tougher than a similar Alloy or Carbon version.

Q : Where is this frame manufactured?
A : Whilst we are based in Perth, Western Australia, this frame is welded and finished for us in Taiwan. We work with a highly respected frame manufacturer and the paint/finish is handled by a special paint shop in Taiwan.

Q : Can I contact you for technical assistance and advice on components to purchase for my build?
A : Definitely! We would welcome enquiries and e-mails requesting assistance. Given the nature and design of these frames, they are going to allow for some very creative and bespoke builds. Feel free to reach out via makeevery@ridefarr.com and we will endeavour to assist or at least point you in the right direction with regards to which parts to source and purchase

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